Join the Wayside Team


Senior Operations Manager

Wayside Publishing is looking for a Senior Operations Manager to meet and exceed business objectives while ensuring consistent achievement of all financial and operational KPIs. We are looking for someone with 7-10 years of experience.

 

To succeed in this role, you will need strong quantitative skills, expert problem-solving abilities, adeptness in the use of logic, above-average communication skills, and a big-picture understanding of how your role fits in our organization. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is able to adapt to the continual change inherent in a rapidly growing company. 


Your day-to-day work involves, but is not limited to, managing multiple teams to deliver an outstanding ‘Customer Experience.’ At Wayside, we believe through managing, inspiring, and motivating individuals, operational excellence is obtained, high employee engagement follows, and service improvement is achieved. 


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Financial Analyst

Wayside Publishing is looking for a Financial Analyst to help with financial planning and providing analysis of our business. We are looking for someone with solid aptitude, a positive attitude, and at least 5 years of experience.  


To succeed in this role, you will need strong quantitative skills, expert problem-solving abilities, adeptness in the use of logic, above-average communication skills, and a big-picture understanding of how your role fits in our organization. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is able to adapt to the continual change inherent in a rapidly growing company.


Your day-to-day work involves gathering information, assembling spreadsheets, writing reports, and developing opinions based on financial analysis.  This position reports to the President of the company. In addition to a competitive salary, Wayside Publishing provides a professional environment that balances productivity with a healthy work-life culture. 


Primary Responsibilities 

  • Perform financial forecasting reporting, and operational metrics tracking. 
  • Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision support. 
  • Report on financial performance and prepare and create recommendations to be presented for regular executive leadership reviews. 
  • Analyze past results, perform variance analyst, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements. 
  • Work closely with accounting to ensure accurate financial reporting. 
  • Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts. 
  • Develop financial models to support valuation, planning, and forecasting. 
  • Guide the cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures. 
  • Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization. 
  • Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; study proposed changes in methods and materials. 
  • Identify and drive process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools, and dashboards. 
  • Increase productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools. 
  • Perform market research, data mining, business intelligence, and valuation comps.
  • Maintain a strong financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models. 
  • Grow financial performance through analysis of financial results, forecasts, variances, and trends. 
  • Aid in the capital budgeting and expenditure planning processes. 
  • Reconcile existing transactions through cross-referencing of incoming and outgoing data. 
  • Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge of financial instruments, market conditions, and trends. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Finance - Freeport, ME


Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Wayside Publishing is seeking an experienced Software Quality Assurance Engineer to join our Agile development team. The SQA Engineer is an integral part of our collaborative team. In addition to testing our Learning Management System and writing/verifying defects, the SQA Engineer will take part in grooming meetings to ensure quality is considered from the very inception of a feature, will interact with customer support to help triage issues, and will work closely with integrations specialists to ensure all nuances of those integrations are tested.  


Excellent communication skills, project management skills, and a keen eye for detail are essential to this role. The SQA Engineer must be able to learn in a meeting environment, to work with uncertainty while being a compassionate voice for consistency, and understand the software being developed as well as implications for decisions made. The SQA Engineer will be able to clearly describe the step-by-step process for reproducing a software bug, maintain a manual test plan, and help the team as it begins to research and implement an approach to automated testing. In a small, fast-paced team environment, this role needs to be able to balance work on several projects within the same software application at the same time and help the team identify and prioritize risk. Ultimately, the SQA Engineer is responsible for approving software for release. 


Wayside Publishing is a rapidly growing developer of world language programs and digital learning experiences for middle and high schools across the United States. Our goal is to engage students and teachers across the country in the pursuit of global citizenship and lifelong learning.  

- Freeport, ME


Instructional Strategist--Bilingual

 

Wayside Publishing is offering an opportunity for experienced and passionate world language educators to transition their classroom skills into a new setting as a member of our Instructional Development Team. As an Instructional Strategist, you'll work closely with world language teachers as they make instructional shifts to implement Wayside Publishing's proficiency-driven, standards-aligned language learning programs that have interculturality at the heart. In-depth knowledge of and experience with implementing standards-based, world language instruction are critical for this position. Your new colleagues will be our distinguished list of presenters and curriculum coordinators. Working with product development, IT, and marketing staff, you'll empower teachers to make instructional shifts to teach for proficiency. Most importantly, you'll be directly involved in expanding the adoption of proficiency-based language education around the country and having a voice in the pedagogical vision of Wayside Publishing.


This is a full-time, remote position with frequent (up to 50%) travel throughout the US.

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